Sacred Hearts School Consultative Board
"Catholic Schools are Godís work and the Spirit is with us.
With gratitude for the past, an honest assessment of the present
and with bold action for the future, we are called to
continue down this path of Catholic education to sustain the gift!"
(Father Joe OíKeefe, Dean of the Lynch School of Education of Boston College)
The Archdiocese of Boston Catholic Schools Office in cooperation with the
National Catholic Education Association encourages parish schools to
implement the Consultative School Board model. The rationale for the
existence of and expectations of the Board are made in the United States
Conference of Catholic Bishops Statement, June 2005.
Boards, more than ever,
are essential to sustain Catholic schools and to provide the energy,
resourcefulness and dedication to address the challenges presented by our
time. By definition, the consultative board is advisory to the pastor who
holds direct responsibility for the parish school. A consultative board is
one which operates in the decision-making process by proposing and recommending,
but not enacting, policy. All policies must be submitted to the pastor for
approval before implementation. The Principal is directly responsible to the
Pastor, not the Board. Boards are advisory to the Principal and the Pastor.
The Boardís role is to ensure that the school continues to fulfill its mission.
The Board does not: administer the school; act as a grievance committee or solve
problems for individuals; or represent personal special interests or special
Standing Committees on the Board include: Education, Finance,
Development, Building & Grounds, Long Range Planning.
Sacred Hearts School is grateful to the members of our Consultative Board.